for better mental health

Radio - Mind Media Awards 2016 Winner

Bigorexia: Addicted to Muscle, BBC Asian Network

Athar Ahmad speaks to a number of men living with muscle dysmorphia, a little known anxiety disorder, including those who experience depression and have gone to dangerously extreme lengths to get their "dream physique".

"An interesting topic. I hadn't heard of it. It's about a group (Asian men) that can find it difficult to talk about mental health. Very interesting case study interviews such as the guy who had a stroke because of his extreme regime. It showed body dysmorphic disorder from a very different and unheard angle. It also led to wider coverage such as in the Mail and Lad Bible."

- Judge's comment

With thanks

Mind and the award judges would like to give special thanks to the other entrants:

The Listening Project - Post Partum Psychosis, BBC Radio 4

The Listening Project presents three revealing excerpts from a conversation between friends Tracey, who has experienced postpartum psychosis, and Joanne, who supported her during this time. They look back on the episode with honesty and humour, sharing memories that now inform their attitude to friendship, life and mental health.

Radio 2 Mental Health Week: your stories, BBC Radio 2 (Quidem Productions)

Jeremy Vine's 90 second stories detail the personal journeys of ten storytellers covering issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder. Their aim is to help lessen the shame, isolation and stigma around seeking help and talking about mental health.

Farming Today This Week: Mental Health, BBC Radio 4

David Gregory-Kumar explores mental health in farming communities, and its somewhat paradoxical position. He discusses both the way farming can create stressful and isolated situations which can contribute to mental health problems, as well as the more positive role agriculture can play in helping overcome mental health difficulties.

Mending Young Minds - A Blakeway production about the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, BBC Radio 4

The programme looks at how our minds develop and explores how NHS services work to support young people through mental health problems. We meet a young boy with OCD as well as three teenage girls experiencing depression, and hear how the Tavistock mental health services are supporting them.

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